1st April 1899 - the Automobile Club visit Stonehenge

Automobile Association at Stonehenge Easter 1899On the 1st April 1899, which was Easter Saturday[1], the Automobile Club visited Stonehenge

Charles G Harper, from whose book I took this photo wrote this, shortly after the visit:

Modernity also likes to range itself beside the unfathomably ancient, and so when the Automobile Club visited Stonehenge, on Easter Saturday 1899, all the cars and their occupants were photographed beside the stones, to mark so historic an occasion[2].


[1] Easter Sunday Dates 1700 - 2299, URL: http://tlarsen2.tripod.com/thomaslarsen/easterdates.html

[2] The Exeter Road, the story of the west of England highway by Charles G. Harper. Illustrated by the author, from old-time prints and pictures. Published 1899 by Chapman & Hall in London . , URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/54140/54140-h/54140-h.htm#page_213